Hearing set on moving Lexington mail sorting to Knoxville or Louisville

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public comment meeting Nov. 28 to seek feedback on its proposal to move mail-processing operations from Lexington to Louisville and/or Knoxville.

The post office has estimated that the move could save more than $9 million, eliminating roughly 184 jobs at Lexington's postal processing center on Nandino Boulevard, with a net loss of 103 jobs.

The proposal is one of a series of cost-cutting moves that the post office is considering to combat a deep decline in mail volume. Sorting centers in Pikeville and Ashland already have been closed and the work transferred to West Virginia.

The public meeting will be 7 to 9 p.m. inside the Norsworthy Auditorium at Fayette County Public Schools' Central Office, 701 East Main St. Public comments also can be mailed to the following address: Manager of Consumer and Industry Contact, Kentuckiana District, P.O. Box 31631, Louisville, Ky. 40231-9631.

Comments will be accepted through Dec. 13.